Cisco Learning and Certifications organization has been dedicated to our learners, partners, and customers, transforming their careers and businesses for almost 30 years. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of learners develop their networking skills by providing cutting-edge technology training and certifications. With a passion for our customer’s success and the knowledge that a multi-vendor solution world can be challenging, we set out to create a new digital learning experience built around the learner, designed to work for everyone or every team’s unique journey.

Today, I am excited to announce Cisco U. is now available to everyone.

Guiding the learner’s journey

Cisco U. is dedicated to helping teams and learners streamline their learning journeys through guidance and personalization. With an AI/ML engine, Cisco U. recommends content and provides personalized feedback through assessments that validate skills and guide learners to and through their personalized content.

Why all this emphasis on guidance and personalization?

Because we know that providing our learners the right content at the right time is what delivers business outcomes.

Deep content + community = team success

In Cisco U., you and your team will find in-depth Learning Paths, modularized, bite-sized learning, and access to hands-on labs providing a learning journey that not only addresses moment-of-need solutions but also provides the targeted skills needed for your organization’s transformation and solution deployment projects.

Screenshot of a lab in Cisco U. called Implement Multiarea OSPF
The learner’s-eye view of the Cisco U. lab, Implement Multiarea OSPF.

Along with in-depth learning journeys, Cisco U. also integrates our global community, over 1 million strong, to provide support and give learners the benefit of connecting with experts and peers.

And, by completing Learning Paths, you can earn those valuable Continuing Education (CE) credits to keep your Cisco certification status active.

Integrating adjacent technologies into solution-based learning

Cisco U. not only brings together the depth of industry-leading certification, product, and role-based training that our learners have come to know and trust, including AppDynamics and Meraki, but also includes training from other adjacent technologies and learning partners, like Skillsoft, providing a single place to learn, even if you have a multi-vendor stack.

“Skillsoft is proud to help learners access a rich catalog of learning content for Cisco and Cisco-adjacent training, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, as well as professional development opportunities. Given our shared vision for transformative learning experiences, we are expanding our strategic partnership with Cisco to upskill, reskill, and reach more learners around the world while empowering organizations to adapt and grow through technology innovation.”

—Matthew Glitzer, Chief Revenue Officer, Skillsoft


Screenshot of Learning Paths in Cisco U. from Cisco, Skillsoft, Microsoft, and AWS
Browse Learning Paths in Cisco U. from Cisco, Skillsoft, Microsoft, and AWS.

Cisco U. at Cisco Live in Las Vegas

Join us in the Learning and Certifications area in World of Solutions at Cisco Live to take your test drive of Cisco U. through our Cisco U. RevUp challenge. And while you’re there, meet some of the minds behind Cisco U. We’ll tell you all about how we’re celebrating this release with special introductory pricing for Cisco U. subscriptions.

You and your team can get started with Cisco U. Free today, then upgrade to the subscription level that’s best for you, right from within Cisco U.

This is just the beginning—more content, more features, more releases to come! Learn more about Cisco U.


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Par Merat

Vice President

Cisco Learning & Certifications